Jun 07, 2021
In the latest Vinimark Podcast, Jono talks to the enigmatic Callie Louw - the custodian, farmer and winemaker at Porseleinberg, about the effects of drought, both in the vineyards, and also in the glass.
Whether one is a wine drinker or not, we all know that, when it comes to farming, drought is a bad thing. On the other hand, wine lovers may well know that vines cope and can do well in marginal environments, where everyday life for the plant is a struggle. This point is never more obvious than when we look at the number of exciting wines coming out of some very harsh and dry environments. Two recent vintages (2015 and 2017) in the Western Cape, fell amongst the driest years recorded, but were also touted as two of the most exciting vintages of the decade. But is this always the case?
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